Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Flower Crown Again

Made my 7th & 8th flower crown using smaller flowers... if I'm not mistaken, it's Hydrangea. Suitable for grown-ups (^^)

Made these for my sisters-in-law...hee...

Najdah MH
Dec 17, 2014 @ 0045 hrs

Saturday, December 13, 2014

To Do List

Source - Google

It's been a very busy week...still have tons of things to do for our lil' brother's wedding...crossed only few tasks from my 'To Do' list...which is a very long list...

Need to speed up a bit since we haven't got much time left. But 'm afraid that would be quite fact, seems like gonna have to slow down a bit coz my baby is having diarrhea. Have to juggle between houseworks, my kids, my business, my 'To Do' list, and for the past few days, the toilet.

Hope my baby gets better anytime soon insyaAllah...poor Muaz...hope he'll be fine...back to being himself, happy and cute...a lil bit of naughty (^^)

Najdah MH
Dec 13, 2014 @ 1228 hrs

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Handmade Flower Crown

1st trial

Quite busy preparing for our lil' brother's wedding lately. Made this flower crown for my gurls and their cousins. Just finished 2 crowns... still have 4 to go... was planning to use small flowers, but the flower shop only had big ones... turned out quite nice though... can't wait to see them put it on during the wedding reception (^^)

Najdah MH
Dec 3, 2014 @ 2020hrs

Sunday, December 7, 2014

What 'Resting' Means To Me

Handmade shelf

My 'therapy' spot (^^)

Normally when people got tired and exhausted, they would take a rest. Me too... but instead of having a normal rest (taking a nap etc), I choose to have it my own way, a different yet effective way (^^)

Now, what would I do when I got tired from all the houseworks? Here's what... I would spend some quality time at my 'therapy' spot... either making a scrapbook... preparing a gift for my friends' newborn (once in a while)... making mini albums... decorating 'things'... or blogging, like now :D

It doesn't seem much of a help... but it does do the trick... well, to me at least... it would take my mind off the 'tiredness'... and when that happens, back to houseworks (^^)

I find doing this is much better than having a nap...

The mini shelf in the 1st pic, I made it myself. Bought few pieces of wood board from Daiso, glued it together, sticked some patterned paper, sealed it with mod podge. Finally, placed some ice cream sticks on both sides just to secure it. The result, superb! Though it wasn't professionally made, but it was quite a success (trying not to brag... hahaha...)

The 2nd pic, decorate my 'therapy' spot on my own. Placed some wall stickers which I originally bought for my kitchen... but it turned out nice... made a stick-a-note reminder board... made few photo frames (soon to decorate)... but of course, the 1st step was to place both the shelf and the rail on the wall... that was the hardest work...

It might not seem like a rest at all... more works actually... to normal people, perhaps... but to me and other crafters I believe, this is how we take a 'rest'...

Najdah MH
Dec 1, 2014 @ 1100hrs (just finished preparing the meal)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hook By Ikea

Gambar snap di Ikea

Recently saya ada ajak hubby ke Ikea. Just untuk dapatkan ideas of how to decorate small house and of course to grab few things.

Found this hook which is used to hang foldable chairs on the wall. Wow! Just the perfect thing for me... ngee...

Grab 4 of these coz we have 4 foldable chairs... and last few days baru berkesempatan pasang di dinding. So I spent half day menukul hari tu... bukan hook ni jer la... among other things... kalau hook ni jer, sekejap jer menukul (^^) and the result, superb! Memang jimat space! That's why I like Ikea... hehehe...

Talk about menukul... penat sangat2... sampai ke hari ni masih terasa... maybe sebab dah lama saya tak buat kerja2 menukul ni... since preggy Muaz last year... tapi walaupun penat, memang puas hati sangat2 coz rumah jadi lebih teratur...

Untuk space rumah yang kecik, barang2 Ikea memang sesuai sangat2... (free promo ni... hahaha)

Najdah MH
Dec 1, 0750hrs

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Sewing Project - Tilam Baby

1st trial jahit tilam sendiri. Quite tricky coz guna mesin jahit portable jer... so bila nak pusing2 tilam time jahit corak pada kain tu agak mencabar. But still, manage to complete 2 pieces in such a short time... happy la jugak coz jahit main hentam keromo jer... bukannya pernah attend kursus menjahit pun... huhuhu... dah la tu, bertahun jugak tak menjahit ni... so bila dah siap tu, excited dia terlebih sikit... hahaha...

Still outstanding another piece... maybe boleh complete hujung Dec kot coz sekarang ni tengah siapkan projek wedding doorgift (^^)

Najdah MH
Dec 1, 2014 @ 0740hrs

Monday, December 1, 2014

'Ahli' Baru Koleksi Kereta My Boys

1st metal plane

1st metal police car

The boys were so excited bila saya belikan depa new car toys and plane. Happy sangat2 bila tengok depa happy... paling suka bila tengok Hasan main... siap ada sound effect lagi... Hasan memang dari kecik lagi macam tu... dari usianya belum setahun memang dah pandai main (^^)

Koleksi kereta mainan kecik depa dah ada macam2 warna dan jenis sekarang ni. Saya memang suka beli yang kecik2 ni, senang nak simpan... and setiap kali nak beli, saya akan pilih yang body nya metal. Kalau yang plastik, tak tahan... sekejap jer dah tercabut sana sini... lagi2 la bila ada yang suka jadi 'engineer'...hahaha... siapa lagi kalau bukan Hifdzi :P

Najdah MH
Dec 1, 2014 @ 0720hrs

Monday, November 24, 2014

Jualan Buku Akhir Tahun 2014

Alhamdulillah pagi semalam sempat ke Jualan Buku Akhir Tahun 2014 di KLCC - Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Memandangkan masa agak terbatas coz dah ada few progs in line (we only had an hour to spend), so sampai jer kat Hall 6 KLCC, kami terus cari booth yang kami nak. And as usual, my 1st choice, PTS (^^)

Rambang mata pilih novel2 untuk gegurls...tak banyak dah yang tinggal...ada la few yang ok untuk age 7-10.

Selain tu, banyak buku2 ilmiah yang 'fun' for kids. Antaranya dua buku yang kami sempat grab ni....

70 Hadis Mudah Hafal Mudah Amal

Kisah Cilik Ulama' Terulung

Saya suka buku2 keluaran PTS. Sesuai untuk pelbagai peringkat umur. Penulisan/ pengolahan serta ilustrasi buku2 keluarannya memang menarik.

Walaupun sempat tinjau 1-2 booth jer, tapi hasil 'tangkapan' semalam...fuhh...penuh bag pack...tak larat nak pikul...ngee...

Next, will find the time untuk khatam semua buku2 tu...and will talk 'bout it here (^^)

Najdah MH
Nov 24, 2014 @ 0030 hrs

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Happy Birthday Sunshine!

Today, exactly a year ago, at 11.23pm (2323 hrs), you came into our life...bringing joy and happiness...

I was both happy and sad...

Happy that I was finally able to hold you in my arms...and sad because my dad didn't get the chance to meet you...nevertheless, it was the most wonderful day of my life...

My dear Muaz...

you're the sunshine to my rain...
the joy to my sorrow...
the laughter to my tears...
and most of all...
you're the happiness of our family...

My pray for you...
may Allah bless you always...
may He guide you to Jannah...
may He protect you from evil and from every harm...
and last but not least...
may you grow to be a true muslim...who loves Allah and his messenger, Prophet Muhammad Sollallahu 'alaihi wasallam...
InsyaAllah, amiin...

Loving you always,

how I wish that you're still here...
I bet you would laugh when I tell you that Muaz looks just like you...
I mean, just look at him...he has your hair (^^)
Whenever I look at him, I remember you...
Everyone sees you in him...
And everytime I hear them, my heart tears apart...
How I wish you could see him :(

I miss you much...
I miss your voice...
If I were to choose, I would choose to stay by your side that day...

I know that you're happy now...
Don't worry bout me...
I'm learning to let go...
I'll be strong...
Letting you go doesn't mean that I'll forget bout you...
I won't...
I'll always love you...with all my heart...
My pray is always with you...

Forever loving you...
Your lil' girl...

Najdah MH
Nov 7, 2014 @ 2310hrs

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Cars On The Shelf >,-

My boys are so fond of toy cars. Everytime they see one, they would ask for it...especially Lightning McQueen...huhuhu...

Tapi takder la tiap kali depa mintak, depa terus dapat... most of time, I would say NO in a nice way... and Alhamdulillah, bila saya pujuk elok2, depa ok...they're really good boys... (^^)

So, when I do have extra money, and they behave, a lot, I would get one for them. Just to appreciate their good behaviour...kinda, some sorta motivation for them to behave even more :)

Najdah MH
Oct 15, 2014 @ 1616hrs

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Rainbow Loom

I made this about 2 months ago

My 1st trial of Rainbow Loom (^^)
I think it's called 'fishtale'. Can't seem to remember the name coz there are too many names...ngee...
Aisyah seems to have fun making it too...

Najdah MH
Oct 1, 2014 @ 1728hrs

Monday, September 29, 2014

DIY - Wall Decoration

Managed to make few of these for my room decorations. Still have loooooong way to go...have few other things in mind too...roses...flower ball...ribbons...and many more...need to make a proper plan though so my room won't look like a wrapped gift...yikes :P

Najdah MH
Sept 27, 2014 @ 2036hrs

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pregnancy And Supplement

During my first pregnancy, little I know about nutrition and wellness for pregnant women. I only took what I thought was important to me and my baby. But then, only after I delivered my first child, I found out that what I took was only a part of it.

These are among what is important for a pregnant woman and the baby she's carrying...

Multivitamin to ensure our body gets all the necessary vitamins, thus giving the baby all the vitamins it needs.

Protein is the major food source from which blood, muscles and tissues are built. It's important for the development of the baby and it helps in wound healing.

Iron helps in the formation of red blood cells and prevention of iron anaemia. While Folic Acid helps prevent neural tube defect in the foetus. It is very important for pregnant women (during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy) and those who are planning to conceive.

Vitamin C (best taken with Bioflavonoid to prolong the existence of vitamin C in our system) is an antioxidant needed for maintaining healthy bones, teeth and gums and is important for the baby's immune system. It also aids in wound healing. Meanwhile, for pregnant women it helps to prevent bleeding gums.

Calcium is the main components of our bones and teeth, it influences blood clotting, transmissions of nerve impulses, maintenance of cell membranes, enzyme reactions and hormone secretions.
While Magnesium is important for healthy cells, the manufacture of proteins and normal kidney functions. A deficiency of Magnesium affects the body's ability to regulate its use of Calcium. That's why it's best to consume Calcium together with Magnesium.
It's for the baby's bones and teeth and helps to prevent backache and cramps.

B Complex is essential for the development of red blood cells as well as the normal functioning of the nervous system. It helps promote healthy skin, nails, hair and eyes and also assists in the release of energy from fats, carbohydrates and proteins.

If we can get all these essential vitamins from our daily meal, then there is no need to take any supplements. But the problem is, our eating habit! We tend to consume unhealthy food, mostly fast food which is as we all know, not good for our health! And yet, we prefer to consume it anyway... huhu...

Written on Nov 3, 2009 @ 8:50pm

Najdah MH
Edited on Sept 27, 2014 @ 6:10pm

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Lil' Treat For The Whole Class

Alhamdulillah... after about a week of hard work (on and off juggling between box making + houseworks, I managed to finish making these boxes for my daughter's classmates :)

Najdah MH
Sept 27, 2014 @ 1808hrs

Monday, September 8, 2014

Dua Due Date

Masa mula2 detect pregnant (again), saya cek due date di web Baby Center. Based on calculation, EDD saya supposed to be on Nov 6 or 7.

1st check up, doktor bagi due Nov 7, 2013. Ok. Due date was saved in my calendar!

Pregnant kali ni, lebih kurang sama masa pregnant all 3 boys, Alhamdulillah takder alahan. Hasan still manja. The others pun dah start their tantrums again (this is normal bila depa nak dapat adik baru... huhuhu...). So, this time, it was quite exhausting coz I need to face 6 small, active, energetic kids...

Months passed by... Alhamdulillah every check-up I went through with no difficulties... the only 'bad' part was masa nak kena cek diabetes... huhu... nak tak nak, kena jugak minum air gula (><) ... other than that, semuanya fine Alhamdulillah...

Masa kandungan 5-6 bulan, doktor scan baby. On the screen, EDD was stated Nov 25! Hah? How come?? Such a huge gap between 6 and 25! Mana satu nak pilih ni?? Bincang2 dengan doktor, dia lebih yakin dengan result scan. So I was like 'Okeeeeey...' (eventhough I was a bit frustated)...

Hujung Oct, check-up di specialist. Doktor kira date based on 1st day of last period (basic normal calculation). EDD given, Nov 6! Hah? Pulaaak....

So I was like... err... doktor... my previous doctor said bla... bla... bla...

And the doctor was like... calculation based on tarikh period lebih tepat berbanding EDD masa scan. Reason dia, tarikh period tak berubah whereas EDD masa scan based on size janin which is tak fixed. Erm... betul jugak... now why didn't I think of that!?

So now, my actual EDD was Nov 6! And Alhamdulillah I gave birth to a healthy and cute baby boy on Nov 7, 2014 (^^)

Najdah MH
Sept 8, 2014 @ 0030 hrs

Friday, April 11, 2014

Tudung Labuh Inspirasihana

Masa mula2 tudung ber 'awning' ni timbul di pasaran, saya tercari2 jugak yang labuh coz senang pakai, dah tak perlu nak lipat bahagian tepi. Tapi sayangnya kat Malaysia ni belum ada yang labuh (masa tu). Bila google kat internet pun, yang ada hanyalah di Indonesia. Kalau di Malaysia ni, kena tempah baru boleh dapat. Tu pun tak ramai yang boleh amik tempahan tudung ber 'awning' ni.

Kebetulan tadi, husband saya tengah google tudung labuh kat internet. Dia terjumpa satu website tudung labuh dan dia tunjuk kat saya. Memang menarik koleksi tudung di InspirasihanaTudung2 dia bukan sahaja labuh, tapi cantik.

Mana2 sahabat yang tercari2 tudung labuh ber 'awning', boleh la visit ke Inspirasihana.

Najdah MH
April 11, 2014 @ 2244 hrs

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Tesco Online Shopping

Nowadays people like to do their shopping online. Me? I'm still 'old-style' because I kinda like to 'hand-pick' all the stuff I need :P (just to make sure that all the stuff I get are in its pristine condition).

2 days ago, I decided to do my shopping online. Just to see how it goes. So I browsed the Tesco online shopping web, chose all the groceries I need and finally chose the delivery date. I chose today.

And this morning, the delivery guys came. They gave me my order list, they brought all the stuff to my doorstep and asked me to check everything. So I went through all the stuff, make sure that everything was there, and finally made the payment.

I'm truly satisfied with the Tesco online shopping and the delivery service. The best part, Tesco only charge me RM10 for delivery. How cool is that! And the stuff are in pretty good condition :)

These are the Tesco delivery guys. Smile for the camera boys :)

So if you guys are busy, have no time for shopping, not really like to get stucked in the traffic, I guess online shopping is the best choice. This way, you save a lot of time and money (petrol & toll).

Najdah MH
Jan 26, 2014 @ 1250hrs

Sunday, January 19, 2014

A Gift For My Niece

A little gift for our newborn niece…something that I made myself, except for the shirt of course…the album, the bag, the tag, the doily…everything are handmade :)

Najdah MH
Jan 19, 2014 @ 1521hrs

Yummy Muesli Bars

I was craving for this when I was still pregnant. But that time I didn't know where to get it from. I've never seen it at Econsave or Max Value or even at 7 E.

Found it last night at Tesco, finally! And the taste…yummy…

Suitable as a healthy snack ;)

Najdah MH
Jan 19, 2014 @ 1513hrs

Sizzix Pillow Box

Alhamdulillah, finally I was able to buy this cute die, Pillow Box by Sizzix. I've been waiting for it for ages! And finally, here it is! Now, my gift project is on!

Najdah MH
Jan 19, 2014 @ 1358hrs

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Teaser - A Gift….

Najdah MH
Jan 15, 2014 @ 1017hrs

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Mini Album - 99% Done

Still WIP. But almost done now. Just need a final touch, which of course is the hardest part :P

Looking forward to complete it within this week…I hope…

Najdah MH
Jan 14, 2014 @ 1148hrs

Line 7 vs Pallas Jazz

For the past 3 years, we've been 'loyal' to Pallas Jazz. Both Aisyah and Amal had 2 pairs each. So this year, we plan to get the same pair for Anis. But as we were choosing her size at the store, hubby saw this Line 7 shoes. We instantly fell in love with this one because the outer part is rubber instead of cloth.

What's so good about rubber shoes? It's easy to clean! Just wipe it with wet cloth. Whereas the cloth type needs washing and brushing and of course drying…which is kinda wasting time and energy.

But of course the price is higher than Pallas Jazz. Pallas only costs you around RM25 while Line 7 costs you RM30++. Differs only by less than RM10. Still affordable.

Another advantage of rubber shoes is that we only need to get one pair for each, one for Aisyah, one for Amal and one for Anis. Whereas if we take the Pallas Jazz, we would have to get 2 pairs for each of them. So, we actually save a lot!

Najdah MH
Jan 14, 2014 @ 1121hrs

Monday, January 13, 2014

Hard To Say Goodbye!

Sunday, Aug 4, 2013 : It was noon when we headed to Kemaman to visit my dad who was hospitalised few days before. We reached there at 5.30pm. Met my sister who was looking after our dad this whole time. She told me not to be surprised…which gave me unpleasent feeling :(

When I heard my dad was hospitalised, I never thought he was in critical condition coz 2 weeks before when we went to visit him, he seemed fine. We talked and dine (berbuka) together. It never occured to me that it would be the last dinner I had with him…

It was still visiting hour when we arrived at the hospital. I went in first with my sister. Hubby stayed in the car looking after the kids. The minute I saw my dad, lying unconscious on the bed, I cried. Only then I realised that he was very ill.

I hold him, kissed him on the cheek…he was warm…he was breathing pretty hard…his eyes were closed…and it remained closed untill I left the ward :(

After I came out, my hubby went in. About half an hour later, hubby came out. And dad was still unconscious.

We break our fast at the hospital. After prayer time, hubby went in again. He recited surah Yaasin. When he came out, he told me that dad was breathing smoothly. So we decided to proceed our plan, that is to head for Kelantan, assuming that my dad would get better.

Sadly, he didn't! Just about an hour after we left the hospital, my brother-in-law texted me, telling me to turn back. I called him…asked him why?…what's wrong with dad?… He told me that the doctor was checking on dad…to confirm his death!

I cried all the way back to the hospital… no word can describe how I felt that time… part of me died along that night :(

I miss my dad so much… I miss him telling me "I love you" everytime he ended his call. I miss his voice… I miss everything about him…

On the night of 27th Ramadhan, I lost my hero, my most beloved dad. It was like a dream…hard for me to accept…but that's just life…no matter how hard for me to let him go, I still have to let him go…but he'll forever be in my heart, in my mind…and I will forever love him, as he had loved me…

Te…may peace be upon you…and may Allah bless you…I love you so much…my only regret is that I never get to say I Love You for the last time…

Your daughter,
Jan 13, 2014 @ 2005hrs

Back To School 2014

This year, 4 of our kids are going to school - 3 at primary and 1 at PASTI (pre-school). So the expenses kinda increase a bit (actually quite a lot). And life is surely getting busier...

There are a lot of things that need to be bought before the school day starts. Some I can get from just any shop, while some other need to be bought only at the school shop ie. PBS workbooks. The school uniform, note books, basic stationery are all essential. While the workbooks on the other hand, is 'on-request' basis.

Why did I say 'on-request' basis? Because in my experience, only some teachers use the PBS workbooks, while others only use the workbooks given by the school. Last year I got all the workbooks that had been suggested by the shop keeper and ended wasting it coz they weren't being used. So this year, I decided to wait for the teachers' instruction :)

Sometimes, we tend to spend on unnecessary stuff, unconsciously. So, to ensure that I don't overspend, I make a list of all items to buy, as usual. It's kinda our routine to make a shopping list everytime we go shopping. And as last year, I've prepared for the unexpected 'loss' ie missing eraser, sharpener, or broken ruler etc. I've bought note books, pencils, book wrapper, eraser in bulk, knowing that throughout the year, the kids are gonna need them. This has saved me plenty of 'shopping hour' and money coz things are much cheaper if you buy it in bulk.

Among what I've bought...

Note books


Najdah MH
Jan 13, 2014 @ 1930hrs

Not All Women Are The Same

Assumptions can sometimes hurt people's feeling…especially bad assumptions…and so does prejudgment.

Men like to think that all women are the same. They like to think that all women like jewellery, diamonds, bags, shoes, all those luxuries and also window shopping. In another word, they think that all women like spending money. They're wrong! TOTALLY!

Not all women are as what they think. There are a lot of women out there that are different…and I live among them…and I'm also one of them.

Different than some women, my mom, mom-in-law and I are not really into all those luxuries, jewellery, diamonds etc. I also don't like handbags, window shopping, makeup, or having a huge collection of shoes and watches. I'm not a fan of cars or luxury homes etc.

A conversation with my hubby's friend few weeks ago kinda forced me to write this. He told us that his wife asked for a luxury car. He said that, women are tend to spend their husbands' money. So if not managed carefully, the wife might overspend.

To me, there's nothing wrong for a wife to ask something from the husband…a token of appreciation perhaps…after all, the wife has indeed sacrificed a lot for the husband and their children. But I myself prefer not to ask for anything. Maybe because I have nothing to ask for. And if I do have something that I want, I would rather use my own money than to burden my husband.

One thing we as a wife need to understand…the money that our husband work for everyday is for the survival of the family. Therefore, as a wife, we need to think a way of spending it wisely. And only on necessities. That is our responsibilities.

To men, not all women are the same. As a human being, we are all different from one another. And as a husband and wife, we just simply complete each other. Appreciate each other for each of us has made a huge sacrifice for our family in our own way.

Najdah MH
Jan 13, 2014 @ 0008 hrs

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Fathi's Present

One morning…

"Ma…Fathi nak toy Lightning McQueen dalam 'present'…Fathi bangun, SURPRISE!!…"

Subhanallah!!… at such a young age, Fathi manages to use his 'imagination skill' very well, Alhamdulillah…

He's been asking for Lightning McQueen for quite a long time. We've promised to get him one after he'd completed his toilet training for 1 month.

And finally, the day he's been waiting for has come…and both he and Hifdzi were happy to get their presents.

Najdah MH
Jan 12, 2014 @ 1705 hrs


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